Analysing Google Plus posts using R language #rstats

Here is a short post in retrieving information from the Google+ API using R, and then analysing it.

To create an API key:

  1. Go to the Google Developers Console.
  2. Create or select a project.
  3. In the sidebar on the left, select APIs & auth.
  4. In the displayed list of APIs, find the Google+ API and set its status to ON.
  5. In the sidebar on the left, select Credentials.
  6. Create an API key by clicking Create New Key. Select the appropriate kind of key: Server key  Then clickCreate.


and the R code

options(RCurlOptions = list(cainfo = system.file("CurlSSL", "cacert.pem", package = "RCurl")))
myProfile=harvestProfile("+AjayOhri", parseFun = parseProfile)
myposts=harvestPage("+AjayOhri", parseFun = parsePost, results = 1, nextToken = NULL, cr = 1)
plot(myposts$ti,myposts$nC) #number of comments
plot(myposts$ti,myposts$nP) #number of likes or plus 1
plot(myposts$ti,myposts$nR) #number of reshares

some screenshots and images Screenshot 2014-06-26 13.33.08

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You can also see the Rpubs document here Now you can do text analysis and sentiment analysis on myposts$msg and do social media analysis on what makes people like what kind of content. 

For better results, use a google plus id (page or person) which has a lot of PUBLIC posts!


How Search Engines Allows Copyright Infringement

Add the words- free download and search engines will show you all the links for the download of the copyrighted material .

Now why would anyone want to use the word “free download” . Unless search engines come up with a better filter to commonly used keywords for copyright infringement- this loop hole will stay.

Step 1

Use the chrome browser for convenient searching of  “name of copyrighted material” + “free download”

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Step 2

Scroll down page of Google Search Results


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Step 3

Download using whatever that particular website does

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Step 4

Dont be Evil. Yup. That’s my friends

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Step 5

Use Image Search to write blog post ruing your poverty